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Gunning for Greatness: My Life

Mesut Özil
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Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany.But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany's Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team. Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football's finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance.In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal's pre-eminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Managing My Life: My Autobiography

Alex Ferguson
Authors:
Alex Ferguson

This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000.1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world, to a unique and outstanding treble triumph, but he was awarded the highest honour for his sporting achievements; a Knighthood from the Queen. Universally respected for his tough, but caring managerial style, Ferguson is an unusually intelligent man with a fascinating life story. Covering his tough Govan upbringing through to his playing days and onto his shift into management, Managing My Life is told with the fine balance of biting controversy and human sensitivity which made it such an unprecedented success in hardback. Alex Ferguson is a legend in his lifetime.

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Commitment

Didier Drogba
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Didier Drogba

The story of one of the most recognisable and successful players in world football. Didier Drogba is renowned for his heading ability, sharp shooting and sheer strength. He has played for his native Ivory Coast and for clubs in France, China and Turkey, but it is as a Chelsea striker that he is best known. His feats with Chelsea have made him a cult hero among supporters. In Didier Drogba's honest and revealing autobiography he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has kept him grounded.In 2012 Didier was voted Chelsea's greatest ever player. He talks from a privileged behind-the-scenes position about tactics and how he felt mentally and physically as well as anecdotes from the dressing room. Didier provides unique insight into important and controversial matches from the first trophy he won with them in 2005 to the Premier League title a decade later; as well as what persuaded him to stay when he was at his lowest ebb.Away from football Drogba has been widely applauded for his involvement in trying to broker peace in the Ivorian civil war - he is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and does a huge amount of work with the Didier Drogba Foundation - Time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field for this humble Chelsea hero.

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Leading

Alex Ferguson
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Alex Ferguson
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ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography

Alex Ferguson
Authors:
Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

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Robbo - My Autobiography

Bryan Robson
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Bryan Robson

Bryan Robson is widely remembered as a fearless and inspirational player and captain, both for club and country, whose presence lifted team-mates and intimidated opponents. At his peak, he was acknowledged as the most complete midfield player in the country, and played at the highest level despite a series of devastating injuries. He began his playing career at West Bromwich Albion, then moved to Manchester United in 1981 for a then record British transfer fee of £1.5 million. He soon became captain, and enjoyed regular Cup success, eventually winning the Championship. He also won 90 caps for England, 65 of them as captain. His autobiography reveals a fascinating insight into his days with the England and United camps and characters such as Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, Roy Keane and Alex Ferguson. He puts the record straight on the 'drink culture' that Ferguson sought to stamp out at United, and describes his pain when he discovered he was surplus to the manager's requirements. He candidly reflects on the highs and lows of his football life, and discusses incidents on the pitch as well as some of the clashes that have happened behind the scenes.

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David Weir: Extra Time - My Autobiography

David Weir
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David Weir

David Weir's career is a tale of triumph on the pitch but also of victory over the assumption all top-level footballers are finished in their mid-30s. Weir, who turned 41 in May 2011, is the oldest outfield player to represent Rangers since 1945, passing the mark set by their famous full-back, Jock 'Tiger' Shaw. In this revealing autobiography, Weir gives an insight into the high of playing in the 1998 World Cup finals for his country to the low of the chaotic 2-2 draw in the Faroes four years later which led to his decision to stop playing for Scotland. For the first time, he gives his side of the story. How he felt Berti Vogts, Scotland's boss, used him as a scapegoat. Many felt Weir's international career would end on that sour note and that his club career was approaching its conclusion, too. He was 32 and David Moyes, his manager at Everton, made no secret he was on the lookout for new, younger defenders. Like thousands of footballers before him, Weir could just have accepted his time was up. He had a young family and a father who was suffering from Alzheimer's to help care for and self-doubt gnawed at him. Could he cut it any more? Instead, he moved to Rangers in January 2007, making his debut for his childhood favourites at a mere 36 years and 236 days and has helped them to eight trophies since and a European final in 2008. Weir's is a story of battling against the odds to keep playing at the top level and proving he could, despite the doubts of others and indeed himself.

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Made in Sheffield: Neil Warnock - My Story

Neil Warnock
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Neil Warnock

Renowned for his outspoken, colourful character, Neil Warnock here exclusively tells the story of his life in football. Warnock began his career as a player in 1967, and over the next eleven years played with a number of clubs including Scunthorpe United and Barnsley as a winger. In 1980 he took on his first managerial role with Northern Premier League side Gainsborough Trinity, and has since managed a number of clubs, including Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Bury and, of course, Sheffield United. Perhaps the Blades' most famous fan, Warnock's relationship with Sheffield United is legendary. Having been appointed in 1999, he became the sixth longest-serving manager in league football. In 2003, Warnock saw United to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the League Cup as well as the final of the First Division play-off. He cemented his place in the Blades' history books by leading them back to the Premiership in April 2006, after twelve years in the First Division. He finally parted company with Sheffield United in May 2007.Neil Warnock tells his story with his trademark humour and passion, offering a fascinating insight into the journey of a football manager from the Northern Premier League to the Premier League.

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Football Heroes (digital download)

Various, Bobby Robson, Alan Shearer, Brian Moore, Stanley Matthews, Geoff Hurst, Nobby Stiles, Bob Wilson, Paul Gascoigne
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Various, Bobby Robson, Alan Shearer, Brian Moore, Stanley Matthews, Geoff Hurst, Nobby Stiles, Bob Wilson, Paul Gascoigne

Relive the highs (and the lows!) from fifty years of English football as recalled by some of the game's all-time great players, managers and commentators.1. Stanley Matthews: The Matthews FA Cup Final, 1953 (Read by Sean Bean) 2. Nobby Stiles: Man Utd win the European Cup, 1968 (Read by Nobby Stiles) 3. Paul Gascoigne: 'Gazza's Tears', World Cup 1990 (Read by Christian Rodska) 4. Bob Wilson: Arsenal win the Double, 1971 (Read by Bob Wilson) 5. Brian Moore: Best, Greavsie and Clough (Read by Brian Moore) 6. Bobby Robson: 'The Hand of God', World Cup 1986 (Read by Bobby Robson) 7. Alan Shearer: England reach the Semi-Finals, Euro '96 (Read by Christian Rodska) 8. Alex Ferguson: Manchester United win the Treble, 1999 (Read by Alex Ferguson) 9. Geoff Hurst: The World Cup Final, 1966 (Read by Geoff Hurst) ©1998 Alan Shearer, ©1999 Alex Ferguson, ©1999 Brian Moore, ©2000 Stanley Matthews, ©2001 Geoff Hurst, ©2003 Nobby Stiles, ©2003 Bob Wilson, ©2004 Paul Gascoigne, ©2005 Bobby Robson, (p) 2006 BarryMour Productions

Hodder & Stoughton to publish new book from Sir Alex Ferguson this autumn.

Leading by Alex Ferguson

Hodder & Stoughton have acquired an inspirational new book about leadership from the most successful British football manager of all time - Sir Alex Ferguson.

Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson was born in 1941 in Govan, Scotland. A goal-scoring centre-forward, he was later transferred to Rangers, the club he supported from boyhood, for a Scottish record fee of £65,000. Entering management in 1974, he served East Stirlingshire and St Mirren before guiding Aberdeen to victory in the 1982-83 Cup Winners' Cup. Arriving at Manchester United in 1986, he brought them 38 trophies, including the Club World Cup, two Champions Leagues, 13 Premier Leagues and five FA Cups. His overall haul of 49 trophies made him the most successful British manager of all time.

Hodder acquires Alex Ferguson's new autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce the acquisition of Sir Alex Ferguson's memoirs, which will be published in October 2013. Click READ for more information.

Hodder & Stoughton To Publish Didier Drogba Autobiography On 22nd October 2015

HODDER & STOUGHTON TO PUBLISH DIDIER DROGBA AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON 22nd OCTOBER 2015

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba played for English club Chelsea as a striker, and is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club's fourth highest goal scorer of all time. In October 2012, he was voted by Chelsea supporters as the club's greatest ever player. He has also been named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.After playing in youth teams, Drogba made his professional debut aged 18 for Ligue 2 club Le Mans, and signed his first professional contract aged 21.In the summer of 2004, Drogba moved to Chelsea for a club record £24 million fee, making him the most expensive Ivorian player in history. In his debut season he helped the club win their first league title in 50 years, and a year later he won another Premier League title. With a career record of scoring 10 goals in 10 finals winning 10 trophies at club level, Drogba has been referred to as the 'ultimate big game player'.An Ivory Coast international between 2002 and 2014, Drogba captained the national team from 2006 until his retirement and is the nation's all-time top goalscorer with 65 goals from 104 appearances. On 8 August 2014, he announced his retirement from international football.

Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil was born in 1988 to Turkish parents at Gelsenkirchen in what was then West Germany. An attacking midfielder, his professional career began with home-town team Schalke 04 and led him to Werder Bremen and Real Madrid before he joined Arsenal for a club-record £42.5m in 2013. His honours include FA Cup success with Arsenal, a Spanish title with Real and the German Cup at Bremen. A five-time Player of the Year in Germany, he made his debut for the national team aged 20 and was a member of their World Cup-winning side in 2014.

Cover and tour dates revealed…

Alex Ferguson news flash!

The cover of Sir Alex Ferguson’s memoirs is revealed today. The photograph was taken by Sean Pollock at a special shoot earlier this summer. The London based photographer specialises in portraits and his work has appeared in The Sunday Times Magazine. The autobiography to be published on 24 October will be launched at a press conference in London on 23 October which will be followed by a series of further events in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dublin. Monday 28 October – 7.30pm at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dan Walker, best known for presenting BBC 1's Football Focus, the Open Golf coverage and a weekly BBC 5 Live Sports Show. Box Office: 0843 208 6000. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Tuesday 29 October – 7.30pm at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with BBC Scotland's sports presenter, Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 0844 395 4000. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Friday 1 November – 7.30pm at The Royal Festival Hall, London. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with breakfast television host and lifelong Manchester United supporter, Eamonn Holmes. Box office: 0844 875 0073 (on sale date for tickets to be announced shortly) Tuesday 5 November – 7.30pm at The Music Hall, Aberdeen. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 01224 641122. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Friday 8 November – 7.30pm at The Convention Centre, Dublin. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Eamonn Holmes. Tickets on sale from 17th September – available from www.easons.com Widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his quite extraordinary career for the last four years. In his new book he will reflect on his almost 27 years at Manchester United. It is a story that promises to reveal, entertain and inspire. To find out more about the book, follow the Alex Ferguson autobiography Facebook page.

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GOLD by Chris Cleave

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TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, by John le Carré

Read the first chapter of John le Carré's acclaimed TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, now a major film.

Geoff Hurst

Sir Geoff Hurst played football for West Ham United from 1957-72, before going on to Stoke City and West Brom. He then moved into management at Telford United and Chelsea, after which he left football to pursue his business interests. He won 49 caps for England, scoring 24 goals. He was knighted in 1998 for his services to football, and was a key member of England's World Cup 2006 bid.